New In Town Chicago mentions Local Guide

They write: 

Hey, I’m always on the lookout for new things that help out new-in-town Chicago residents. I recently came across this fantastic Android app that’s perfect for people who just moved to Chicago and still great for those of us who already live here.

What should you know about moving to Chicago? How do you get around? How do you find a place to live in
Chicago? Where should you go, what should you do, and how do you meet people?

Moving to Chicago, or any new city, can be an expensive, bewildering, and lonely experience if you don’t have a
friend showing you the ropes and watching out for you.

NEW IN TOWN CHICAGO” is the resourceful, streetwise, savvy new resident’s  blog about moving in, getting
around, and building a new life in the Windy City.  Learn tips, avoid pitfalls, and find out about the best Chicago has
to offer so you can start having incomparable life experiences in the city.  This blog is your guide making the
transition; your springboard taking you from fresh, wide-eyed new resident to savvy Chicago insider.

Crain's mentions CyberWalkAbout apps

Chicago Business Website, operated by Crain's mentions and couple of our applications.

CyberWalkAbout apps: This Chicago mobile development company has released several apps for iPhones, Android and iPads over the past several months. The Chicago Local Guide app helps Chicagoans and tourists find the city's attractions, as well as cultural, social, art, food and technology events. It was an award winner in the recent Apps for Metro Chicago Illinois competition. The Taxi Share app, which CyberWalkAbout developed with Daniel Fedor, helps people find someone else heading to the same destination so they can share a taxi ride. And the ChildrenTV app aims to keep kids occupied and educated with more than 800 videos. The firm recently issued a multilingual version of the ChildrenTV app for iPads. CyberWalkAbout CEO Uki Lucas calls it “a cute and useful application that makes the process of teaching foreign languages an interactive session for both parents and kids.”

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Our Yulia a "Featured Member" of Built In Chicago!

Congratulations Yulia for making a "Featured Member" list of Built in Chicago!

Built In Chicago features CyberWalkAbout startup

CyberWalkAbout made it on the radar of Built in Chicago, which is quickly becoming a hot spot of Chicago start-up scene. is mobile design, development & technology angel company funded by Uki D. Lucas and Natalia Cantemir.

The company produced over a dozen of their own beautiful mobile application such as "Chicago Local Guide, Children TV, Taxi Share" as well as multiple white label applications for clients. is also working with multiple entrepreneurs on developing their ideas by investing in technology as well as mentoring them thru the start-up process.

WindyCityGo April 5-6, 2012

WindyCityGo is a two-day mobile conference covering Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and mobile web apps. The conference is packed with twelve full-length sessions, lightning talks, and plenty of time for networking and fun. Details:

Uki is planning on speaking during WindyCityGo 2012. 


Challenges of building a business and keeping a full time job. When outsourcing makes sense and what should be done locally. Benefits of social networking, building a community and writing a book. Decisions of staying with single product, or diversifying the portfolio of apps. Seeking and landing angel investments. Expansion while staying “lean”.

About the Speaker
Uki D. Lucas, founder & CEO of is a technology entrepreneur, public speaker, book author and user experience expert always honing his skills as a software developer and currently specializing in mobile applications. Uki has over a decade of experience developing technology start-up companies.

@ukidlucas #ChicagoAndroid #CyberWalkAbout

RedEye (Tribune) mentions Taxi Share

RedEye mentions:

Best Chicago-themed mobile apps

Sure, there's GrubHub, Facebook and Groupon, but what other apps do you use every day? Here's a collection of some fun Chicago-centric apps we found for your mobile enjoyment.

Taxi Share Chicago

Why it's cool: Split the cab and save some dough. This app connects users going in the same direction. Already on your way? Hit the "I am already in a taxi" button and see who you can pick up along the way.
For: Android
How much? Free

Venture Capital history in Chicago

Here is a nice and concise story of Venture Capital in Chicago compiled by "Build In Chicago". is not listed yet, because we did not disclose our funding details publicly.

Entrepreneurs please note:

If you are a good leader with an energetic mind and you have a great technology idea - let us know We will book a meeting to see if we might be able to help you. We are currently working with several startup companies helping them with seed investments, VC, technology & mobile strategy. Don't let your idea simmer without taking an action.

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